Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Did Barack Obama's "Blind" Trust have 20/20 Vision?

Trouble for Illinois' Senator-in-absentia, Barack Obama. Seems that his UBS blind trust might have been peeping out with one eye. Odder yet, one stock purchase for a company that would fight avian flu took place shortly before Obama grew very concerned about the perils. . . Click here for the Tribune story.

Remember Whitewater?

Best to subtract 1/2 point for both Barack and Hillary: bad news, unpleasant memories.


Blogger Praguetwin said...

Man I hate it when politicians profit from their influence!

A spokesman for Obama, who is seeking his party's presidential nomination in 2008, said Tuesday that the senator did not know that he had invested in either company until fall 2005, when he learned of it and decided to sell the stocks. He sold them at a net loss of $13,000.

Mar 8, 2007, 9:32:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

I would argue that its tough to stay clean in the City of Chicago, but Obama was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review. You can't get that job just by hard work--you have to be smarter than smart. With that amount of brain power you know there are only two possible answers: crookedness or lack of judgement. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say lack of judgment, severe enough that he should not be the choice of the people for President. Remember Richard Nixon?

Mar 9, 2007, 9:08:00 AM  
Blogger Praguetwin said...

I'm way too young to remember Nixon, but I hear you.

Mar 9, 2007, 4:08:00 PM  

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